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‘Supernatural’ Goes All ‘Reservoir Dogs’ in One of the Season’s Best Episodes

Despite a few gimmicks, this week's potentially classic episode sets the stage for an exciting finalé.

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‘The Santa Clarita Diet’ Realizes, “We Can Kill People”, After All

Drew Barrymore does breezy and ballistic in a narrative-heavy episode.

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Supernatural’s “Regarding Dean” Brings the Funny and the Heartbreaking in (Almost) Equal Measure

This week's episode serves as an entertaining reminder of what the show is all about.

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Poses the Question: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Zombie-ism?

Sheila's desire for fresh human flesh throws the Hammond's lives into disarray in the solid, surprising second episode, "We Can't Kill People".

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‘Santa Clarita Diet’: Barrymore and Olyphant Have Bloody Fun in “So Then a Monkey or a Bat”

Santa Clarita Diet offers a kind of Eat (People), Pray, Love, but this show has more bark -- and more bite.

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The Visual Aesthetic of ‘Don’t Knock Twice’, Like Its Moral Agenda, is Dark

The film delivers on two levels. Savor its clever annotations of feminist horror film theory. Or just enjoy the more visceral pleasures of fear.

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Murder She Sang: Stardom and Psychosis in Eckhart Schmidt’s ‘The Fan’

A close-cutting examination on fame and the persuasive power of celebrity, The Fan is rife with tension and controversy.

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Sam and Dean Go Rambo, the Men of Letters Go Evil in Supernatural’s “First Blood”

The show returns from a winter hiatus with an intriguing episode that introduces some key plot points.

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26 Jan 2017 // 8:00 AM

Sundance 2017: ‘Raw’ + ‘XX’

In recent years, Sundance has developed a reputation for showcasing distinct and notable horror films. This year, that prize might well go to Raw by default.

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One of Them Is Not One of Us in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

The movie's version of Dissociative Identity Disorder is not science, but metaphor, and horror movie metaphor at that.

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The Lack of Imagination in ‘The Bye Bye Man’ Is Vexing

The Bye Bye Man's illogic is typical of horror movies.

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‘We Are the Flesh’ Is a Work of Art Masquerading as an Atrocity

The madman’s meditations on the rewards afforded solitude are intriguing and there are intimations that he has roots in a reality we might recognize.

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The Criterion Edition of ‘Cat People’ Leaves an indelible Impression

The horror master Val Lewton is immortalized in this excellent reissue of his first (and possibly best) film, Cat People.

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‘Stranger Things’ Nightmare/Nostalgia in the “The Upside Down” Episode

The gang confront the creature in "The Upside Down" as Stranger Things season one draws to a close.

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‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ Delivers on the Shivers—Until It Decides to Explain Things

When it works, it works magnificently. When it doesn't, it only has itself, and it's overreaching screenplay, to blame.

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Two Cursed Creatures: ‘The Undying Monster’ and ‘The Lodger’

John Brahm's handsome expressionist thrillers get Blu-ray upgrades.

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‘LOTUS’ Starts Strong, but Loses Steam With Lucifer’s Pointless Shenanigans

The show ends the first half of the season with a disappointing, uninspired reveal.

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In ‘Abattoir’, There’s No Place Like Home, Thankfully

Abattoir warns us of the mad terrors that lie at the borders of human company, that lurk on the verge of wilderness.

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“Rock Never Dies” Takes Shots at Celebrity Culture In a Surprisingly Effective Episode

Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.

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“Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox” Offers a Fun Bottle Episode Resolved a Bit Too Quickly

A lot of family drama, and a little demon action, comprise this mostly stand-alone episode.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores 'This Is the Police'

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"This week we take a look at the themes and politics of This Is the Police.

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